Journalism student turned Instagram comedian Elsa Majimbo had an intimate interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell on her show, No Filter.
Majimbo said that her comedy resonated with many people during the pandemic.
“MANY PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH ROUGH PATCHES AND I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE NEED TO LAUGH, AND PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER TO HAVE JOY.”
“I USED TO MAKE THE VIDEOS FOR ME AND I WOULD LAUGH. IT MADE ME SO HAPPY. THEN AFTER SOME TIME, PEOPLE WERE LIKE SHE IS SO FUNNY. I ALWAYS FELT I WAS FUNNY TO MYSELF, I DID NOT THINK I WAS FUNNY TO OTHER PEOPLE.”
However positive reviews of her short video clips pushed her to do more. American model Chrisy Tiegen told Majimbo that her brand of comedy will take her very far.
Naomi asked her about her trademark sunglasses.
MAJIMBO EXPLAINED, “THE FIRST GLASSES I HAD, I BOUGHT THEM OFF THE STREETS OF NAIROBI. THOSE ARE THE ONES I USED IN MY VIDEOS TOP DATE. I FEEL LIKE THAT IS WHERE I STARTED FROM AND THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO HOLD ON TOO.”
Naomi asked her, ‘Do you feel supported by Kenyans?’
“NO. NOT REALLY. KENYA IS MY HOME. YOU GET AN ATTACHMENT TO YOUR HOME BUT I WILL SAY THE PLACE THAT HAS BROUGHT ME DOWN THE MOST IS KENYA. I FEEL SOME OF THEM DID BUT SOME OF THEM DID PUT ME DOWN A LOT. HAD HERE IS A PLACE WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF COLOURISM. I WAS MADE TO FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW SINCE YOU ARE DARKER, I WAS LESS PRETTY, I HAD FEWER CHANCES OF SUCCEEDING.”
Watch the entire video below.